Stephen Barr, a reason fewer people than ever take First Things seriously, offers yet another defense of Darwin.
You’d think racism and materialism and the fact that Darwin himself was horrified by the thought he might have the mind of a monkey … okay, so no one thinks that’s a problem …
Here’s Barr: Here.
Darwin was no armchair theorist or paper-pusher. His theory grew out of years of field work and careful observation. He used his “own two eyes” quite extensively to study the world of living things.
Rubbish. Darwin was an aristocrat who lived off his high class rep. He was married to Emma Wedgwood (high class china), and inherited her fortune. So he had a fund from which to spread high class materialism. And he did.